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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
August 16, 2023

Congratulations to everyone involved in the preparation and production of GSA journals, from individual authors to reviewers to editors. The latest impact factors are in, and GSA’s peer-reviewed titles have had a stellar showing!

Impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which articles in a journal from the two preceding years have been cited in the given year. While this is not the only measure of a journal’s performance, it’s a leading indicator and an important consideration when authors are determining where to submit new manuscripts.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
August 9, 2023

The Healthy Brain Initiative has just released the fourth edition of its Road Map series. "State and Local Road Map for Public Health, 2023-2027" is a resource to help address the ever-increasing challenges of cognitive decline throughout the U.S. The new edition offers 24 actionable strategies to promote brain health, improve diagnosis, and maximize care in every community, with additions that align with other existing public health initiatives.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
June 7, 2023

GSA is looking for applicants for our Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop for Early Career Fellowship! The workshop is taking place online on October 12 and 13, and the deadline to apply for the fellowship stipend award is June 15.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
May 15, 2023

GSA turns 78 on May 18! We refer to this date as our annual Founders Day in honor of the pioneers who signed our Society’s certificate of incorporation in 1945. And in recognition of this milestone, GSA has set up a way for all members to support the next generation of researchers — by contributing to one or more of the section designated Emerging Scholar funds dedicated solely to student, post doc, trainee and emerging scholar travel grants to participate in the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. We ask for your help in contributing to these funds.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
April 26, 2023

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Sharon Inouye, the long-time GSA member and fellow who was recently named editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal JAMA Internal Medicine! The position will be effective July 1.

It’s great to see a member of the GSA family earn a distinction like this. The journal has an impressive impact factor of 44.4, and it’s widely regarded as an international peer-reviewed title providing innovative and clinically relevant research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
April 20, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Geroscience Interest Group and the National Institute on Aging are currently welcoming registrants for their Fourth Geroscience Summit, with the theme “Geroscience for the Next Generation.”

This will be a hybrid event April 24 to 26. The in-person activities will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. GSA served as a partner on the first geroscience summit in 2013, and it’s great to see it thrive a decade later. As the organizers say, “geroscience is a rapidly growing field of research through which scientists aim to develop interventions that may slow down or stop the functional decline and reduce the burden of disease that often take place with aging.”

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
March 14, 2023

As aging-related topics become more prominent in the public discourse, gerontologists are increasingly sought out to provide expert commentary. And GSA members are stepping into the role to great effect.

In January, past GSA President Jack Rowe joined The New Yorker Radio Hour for a program to discuss age and the fitness for office of presidential candidates. This subject is likely to be talked about increasingly as we approach the next election, and gerontologists need to be prepared to confront the ageism that underlies the public discourse.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
March 8, 2023

Recognizing excellence in any given field is a key role for professional societies, and this is one that GSA is proud to play. Through April 2, we are accepting nominations for nearly two dozen prestigious awards for gerontological achievements.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
January 4, 2023

The latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report — “COVID-19 Recovery: Lessons Learned and Policy Action for the Future” illustrates the challenge of developing and implementing policies to address something as complex as a pandemic. This issue is organized by GSA’s Health Sciences (HS) Section. The final result is a collection of articles that showcase the importance of policy issues and proposed solutions coming from the perspective of what matters to older adults, their families, and care partners.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
October 25, 2022

The topic of caregiving has a way of continually rising to the top of our national conversation, including from some unexpected places. Lost in the maelstrom of the 24-hour news cycle was the role that concerns around family caregiving played in a threatened, but thankfully avoided, national rail strike in mid-September. Railway employees were seeking contract changes that would provide adequate sick leave to take care of themselves and leave to support family caregiving.

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  1. GSA Earns Healthy People 2030 Champion Status
  2. The Gerontologist Looks at Social Determinants of Health Through Racial Lens
  3. Join Us as GSA Experts Discuss ICD-11’s New Aging Classifications
  4. Latest PP&AR Looks at ADRD-Related Quality of Life
  5. Diversity-Focused UNITE Initiative Welcomes Stakeholders to Online Events
  6. A Tribute to Those Who Volunteer Their Time to GSA
  7. Careers in Aging Week Starts April 17; Join Us in Raising Awareness!
  8. NIA Summer Program Will Kickstart Your Aging Career
  9. GSA Finds New Vaccine Champions at Top Federal Level
  10. After 50 Years, Nutrition Program Continues Vital Mission
  11. In Recognition of GSA’s Women Scholars
  12. Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine
  13. Obesity Care Week 2022 is Here!
  14. Indianapolis Isn’t Just About Racing
  15. Peer-Reviewers Needed by Feb. 17: Be an Architect of the GSA 2022 Program!
  16. Revised Style Guides Advance Age-Inclusive Language
  17. GSA Steps into Leadership Role with FoNIA Coalition
  18. GSA’s Journals Unite to Accelerate New DEI Guidance
  19. In Examining Systemic Inequities, PP&AR Asks Us to Learn from Societal Disruptions
  20. Potentially Game-Changing in the Research Arena, ARPA-H Draws Closer to Reality
  21. You Made a Difference: Your Science Lives on Through GSA’s Meeting Platform
  22. It’s Within Our Power to Curb C. diff
  23. Funded by NIA? Share Your Work Through a New Social Media Awareness Campaign
  24. GSA Invites Members to Participate in HBCU Collaboration
  25. Pathways into Retirement Are Varied and Often Difficult, PP&AR Shows
  26. GSA Invites Diverse Emerging Scholars to Career Development Workshop
  27. Join Sept. 15’s Virtual NACA Meeting for Federally Funded Aging Research Updates
  28. Vaccine and Mask Conversations: How Do We Have a Useful Dialog?
  29. In Creating Vaccine Success Stories, Flu Shot Can’t Be Overlooked
  30. Congrats to Dr. Marie Bernard, Now Leading Scientific Workforce Diversity at NIH
  31. GSA Journals Lead Among Most-Cited Publications
  32. New Issue of The Gerontologist Showcases Persistent Workforce Challenges in Long-Term Care
  33. Words Matter: GSA’s Reframing Aging Work Animates the Age-Friendly Ecosystem
  34. Together We Can Tackle the Threat of C. difficile
  35. GSA Keeps COVID-19 Resources Relevant with New Updates
  36. Get a Bird’s-Eye View of the National Advisory Council on Aging: Next Meeting May 12
  37. Play Your Part During Careers in Aging Week: April 18 to 24
  38. New Brief Provides Roadmap for Advancing Dementia Caregiving
  39. Spotlight Shines on GSA Members in New PBS Program
  40. COVID-19 Scholarship Shines in Journal Collections
  41. Check out GSA’s New Fellows Forum — Insights on Aging Biology
  42. Invitation to Submit Your Scholarship: Opportunities with GSA’s Journals and 2021 Meeting
  43. Science Again Proves Itself a Winning Investment; Share Yours at GSA 2021!
  44. With U.S. Back in WHO, Decade Ahead Looks More Promising
  45. Policy Considerations for a Post-COVID Presidency
  46. Promote Vaccine Awareness and Change the Course of History
  47. Undaunted: A Tribute to Kathy Hyer
  48. GSA’s Policy Internship Will Go Virtual in 2021; Apply Now!
  49. GSA’s Journals Continue Tradition of Strong Stewardship
  50. Your Hard Work Rewarded: The Scholarship Continues on GSA’s Meeting Platform
  51. New: Engage in GSA Meeting Presenter Discussions (Live Q&A with Speakers)
  52. Three Key Dates to Remember
  53. Take Advantage of GSA 2020 Pre-Conference Events — Sign up Now!
  54. Building the Case for Age-Inclusivity in Higher Education
  55. Need to Upload Your GSA 2020 Meeting Presentation? We’ll Show You How
  56. Submit Your Late Breaker Poster Abstracts by September 3
  57. A GSA Meeting of Expanded Opportunities Awaits You
  58. Ageism Is Rampant, Poll Confirms, But We Can Fight It Together
  59. Infographic Dispels Myths About COVID-19’s Impact on Older Adults
  60. New GSA Fact Sheet Highlights Pathway to Future COVID-19 Vaccine(s), But Let’s Remember Importance of Fully Utilizing Already Available Immunizations
  61. U.N. Reminds Us What’s at Stake as We Collectively Respond to COVID-19
  62. GSA Journals Support Those Adapting and Innovating to Advance Aging Research
  63. Award-Winning Coverage Showcases Value of Members’ Work
  64. Celebrating You and the Aging Field During Careers in Aging Week
  65. Overnight Transition to Distance Teaching? GSA Members and Partners Provide Tips and Resources
  66. OAA Reauthorization Provides Welcome News
  67. New Resources Can Help the GSA Community Navigate the Weeks Ahead
  68. Equipping the 'Reframing Travelers'
  69. Honor Your Outstanding Colleagues Through Award Nominations
  70. A Big ‘Thank You’ to USF for Hosting My Recent Visit
  71. Fostering Development of Age-Inclusive Campuses
  72. Join the Next NACA Meeting via Videocast on Wednesday, January 22
  73. Philadelphia to Host GSA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting in November
  74. New 'Decade of Healthy Aging' Helps Us Measure Research Progress
  75. Say Hello in Boston!
  76. In Memory of Our Friend Greg O’Neill
  77. Supporting the Next Generation of Emerging Scholars
  78. Aging Research Finds New Audiences Through GSA Journalist Fellows
  79. Older Americans Key to Nation’s Future Economic Health
  80. Ten Years After ‘Retooling’ Report, Workforce Demands Remain High
  81. Changing the “Conventional Wisdom” on Aging: the Reframing Aging Initiative Moves Forward
  82. Addressing Social Isolation Among Older Persons is Gaining Momentum
  83. Hats Off to the NIA Leadership and Staff
  84. Listening Session Kicks Off 2018 Healthy Aging Summit Planning
  85. Focusing on “What Works” Improves Immunization Rates
  86. Landmark Research Summit Breaks New Ground
  87. GSA Takes on Key Role in Advancing Nation’s Caregiving
  88. Governance Review Workgroup Helping to Shape GSA's Future
  89. To Help Older Adults in Times of Disaster, New Policies Are Needed
  90. Unnecessary Tragedy Reminds Us of Importance of Disaster Planning
  91. Supporting our Texas Neighbors, Colleagues, and Older Persons
  92. Let’s Remind People of All Ages to Get Their Vaccinations
  93. GSA Hosts Largest Gathering of Aging Scholars Ever!
  94. Science and Persistence — The Right Mix for Improving Access to Hearing Aids
  95. Older Adults Need Better Clinical Trial Representation; NIH Asks for Input
  96. Is Your University Age Friendly?
  97. Proudly Marching for Gerontology
  98. Congratulations to GSA’s Newest Officers
  99. Science is the Driving Force That Improves Lives — Fully Fund It!

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